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2018 May 4

Mao, Sokhen

Sokhen Mao: interview with Christin Howard, Linda Nguyen, Zoe Rechenbach, and Olivia Pfeiffer

Amherst (Mass.) - Mao discusses his youth in Cambodia, where he was born in 1964 and raised on a farm, the forced evacuation from his home during the Vietnam War, and his experiences in refugee camps and his separation and reunion with his family. Mao then describes emigrating to Amherst, Mass. in 1982 after a stay in a refugee camp in Thailand, attending Amherst High School, and the University of Massachusetts. Mao co... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 20

Tiwari, Taran

Taran Tiwari: interview with Michael Persau, Jasmine Kirkpatrick, Laurel Donnelly, and Daniel Riley

Springfield (Mass.) - Taran Tiwari is the Executive Director for the Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts. Tiwari discusses the historical context that drove Bhutanese refugees out of Bhutan to refugee camps in Nepal, and ultimately to the United States. He describes his own experiences being forced out of Bhutan, serving as a teacher, dean, and principal in Nepal, and moving to Springfield, Massachusetts. He explain... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 20

Mata, Ofelia

Ofelia Mata: interview with Xiaoyan Tan

Sunderland (Mass.) - Ofelia Mata was born in Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Now living in the Sunderland, MA she is a full-fledged U.S. citizen. She lives with her husband and four children. As a well-educated woman, she received her bachelor's degree in law before coming to the U.S. The interview discusses her personal experiences and perspectives on her life in the Philippines, immigration to America and assimilation ... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 22

Nguyen, Phong P.

Phong P. Nguyen: interview with Jesse Linder and Minh Nguyen

Springfield (Mass.) - When he immigrated from Vietnam in his mid 20's, fully acclimating to life in the United States seemed a nearly insurmountable challenge to our interviewee, Phong Nguyen. As he described in detail, the night and day contrast of American and Vietnamese culture made adjustment exceedingly difficult. Nguyen found himself needing to adjust to facets of everyday life from the automatic doors of grocery sto... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2015 July 17

Tuttle, Jonathan

Jonathan Tuttle oral history with Robert S. Cox

Shutesbury (Mass.) - Conversation with Jonathan Tuttle; former steward and President (in the 1980s) of AFSCME at UMass and worker in the AFSCME office in Boston. Tuttle was the son of a UMass faculty member, and was instrumental in getting strong affirmative action language into the AFSCME 1776 contract in the late 1970s. Grew up on UMass campus; went to school here and was politically act... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2015 Mar. 25

Strickland, William, 1937-

William Strickland oral history with Robert S. Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst. Growing up in Roxbury; recollections of family and Malcolm X (00:04:25); importance of teachers, being selected as gifted in the third grade (00:05:22); entering Latin School and experiences with classmates (00:07:00); integration of streets and schools in Boston (00:10:00); admission to Harvard,... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2017 May 14

Plenary and Discussion session Session 4: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium

New York (N.Y.) - Plenary and discussion session at the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene conference held at the Tisch Cinema Studies Department, New York University.

Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Collection

2017 May 14

Plenary and Discussion session Session 9: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium

New York (N.Y.) - Plenary and discussion session at the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene conference held at the Tisch Cinema Studies Department, New York University.

Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Collection

1990

Parrish, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Parrish: interview with Paul Engels 33

Burlington (Vt.) - Interview with Community Support Services with the National Institute of Mental Health regarding issues in institutionalization of mentally ill. Part of the show Psychiatric Survivors, a show produced entirely by people who had been in psychiatric institutions.

White Light Communications Collection

2015 Aug. 14

Kure-Jensen, Sanne

Sanne Kure-Jensen oral history with Leslie Cox and Robert S. Cox

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Sanne Kure-Jensen, organic farmer from Rhode Island and participant in organic land care program. Has worked as a organic farmer, gardener, and landscape designer; memories of going to Organic Land Care Program in Connecticut, later getting invited to be a reviewer (00:05:25); involvements in local arboretum, local land trusts, and other activities, wo... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association Records